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Refereed Journal Articles

*indicates a student co-author at the time of publication.cates a student co-author at the time of publication.

  1. Alhabash, S.A., Mundel, J., Deng, T., McAlister, A., Quilliam, E.T., & Richards, J.I. (2020). Social media alcohol advertising among underage minors: Effects of models’ age. International Journal of Advertising,

  2. Hussain, S.A., & Alhabash, S. (2020). Nostalgic emotional valence and its effects on help-seeking in depression. An application of the theory of planned behavior. Health Communication.

  3. Lou, C. & Alhabash, S. (2020). Placing socially responsible alcohol ads on social media: The roles of warning size and warning integration in the efficacy of alcohol ads among underage youth. Journal of Interactive Advertising.

  4. Alhabash, S., Kanver, D., Lou, C., Smith, S., & Tan, P.-N. (2020). Trick or drink: Offline and social media hierarchical normative influences on Halloween celebration drinking. Health Communication.

  5. Burt, S.A., Kim, M., & Alhabash, S. (2020). A novel, in-vivo measure of cyberaggression. Aggressive Behavior.

  6. Hussain, S. A., & Alhabash, S. (2020). Effect of nostalgia as a motivational force for depressed students to seek professional psychological help. Journal of American College Health.

  7. Smith, S., Alhabash, S., Kanver, D., Tan, P.-N., & Viken, G. (2019). Celebration drinking around the clock. Health Communication. DOI: 10.1080/10410236.2019.1625007

  8. Corrigan, J. R., Alhabash, S., Rousu, M., & Cash, S. B. (2018). How much is social media worth? Estimating the value of Facebook by paying users to stop using it. PLoS ONE, 13(12): e0207101. [viewed over 41K times on the PLoS website and covered by over 100 outlets globally].

  9. Alhabash, S., VanDam, C., Tan, P.-N., Smith, S. W., Viken, G., Kanver, D., Tian, L., & Figueira, L. (2018). 140 Characters of intoxication: Exploring the prevalence of alcohol-related tweets and predicting their virality. Sage Open.

  10. Kircaburun, K., Alhabash, S., Tosuntaş, S. B., & Griffiths, M. D. (2018). Uses and gratifications of problematic social media use among university students: A simultaneous examination of the big five personality, social media platforms and social media use motives. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction,

  11. Young, R., Miles, S., & Alhabash, S. (2018). Attacks by Anons: A content analysis of aggressive posts, victim responses, and bystander interventions on a social media site. Social Media + Society.

  12. Almutairi, N.*, Alhabash, S., Hellmueller, L., & Willis, E. (2018). The effects of Twitter users’ weight and gender on viral behavioral intentions toward obesity-related news. Journal of Health Communication.

  13. Alhabash, S., Almutairi, N.*, Lou, C.*, & Kim, W.* (2018). Pathways to virality: Psychophysiological responses preceding likes, shares, comments, and status updates on Facebook. Media Psychology.

  14. Burt, S. A., & Alhabash, S. (2017). Illuminating the nomological network of digital aggression: Results from two studies. Aggressive Behavior, 44(2), 125-135.

  15. Lou, C., & Alhabash, S. (2017). Understanding non-profit and for-profit social marketing on social media: The case of anti-texting while driving. Journal of Promotion Management.

  16. Alhabash, S., & Ma, M.* (2017). A tale of four platforms: Motivations and uses of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat among college students. Social Media + Society, January-March 2017, 1-13. DOI: 10.1177/2056305117691544.

  17. Jiang, M.*, Tsai, H.-y., S.*, Cotten, S. R., Rifon, N. J., LaRose, R., & Alhabash, S. (2016). Generational Differences in Online Safety Perceptions, Knowledge and Practices. Educational Gerontology, 42(9), 621-62304. DOI: 10.1080/03601277.2016.1205408.

  18. Alhabash, S., McAlister, A. R., Kim, W. *, Lou, C. *, Cunningham, C. *, Quilliam, E. T., & Richards, J. I. (2016). Saw it on Facebook, drank it at the bar! Effects of exposure to Facebook alcohol ads on alcohol-related behaviors. Journal of Interactive Advertising, 16(1), 44-58. [Nominated for “Best Article” award, American Academy of Advertising].

  19. Tsai, H.-y. S.*, Jiang, M.*, Alhabash, S., LaRose, R., Rifon, N., Cotton, S. R. (2016). Understanding online safety behavior: A protection motivation theory perspective. Computers & Security, 59, 138-150.

  20. Alhabash, S., Almutairi, N.*, & Abu Rub, M. (2016). Just add a verse from the Quran: Effects of religious rhetoric in gain- and loss-framed anti-alcohol messages with a Palestinian sample. Journal of Religion and Health, 56(5), 1628-1643: DOI 10.1007/s10943-015-0177-4.

  21. Alhabash, S., McAlister, A. R., Lou, C.*, & Hagerstrom, A.* (2015). From clicks to behaviors: The mediating effect of viral behavioral intentions on the relationship between attitudes and offline behavioral intentions. Journal of Interactive Advertising, 15(2), 82-96. DOI:10.1080/15252019.2015.1071677. [“Best Article” Award, American Academy of Advertising, 2016].

  22. Alhabash, S., Baek, J.-h.*, Cunningham, C.*, & Hagerstrom, A.* (2015). To comment or not to comment?: How virality, arousal level, and commenting behavior on YouTube videos affect civic behavioral intentions. Computers in Human Behavior, 51(A), 520-531.

  23. Boehmer, J.*, LaRose, R., Rifon, N. J., Alhabash, S., & Cotten, S. (2015). Determinants of Online Safety Behaviour: Toward an Intervention Strategy for College Students. Behaviour & Information Technology, 34(10), 1022-1035.

  24. Shillair, R.*, Cotten, S. R., Tsai, H.-y. S.*, Alhabash, S., LaRose, R., & Rifon, N. J. (2015). Online safety begins with you and me: Convincing Internet users to protect themselves. Computers in Human Behavior, 48, 199-207.

  25. Alhabash, S., McAlister, A. R., Richards, J. I., Quilliam, E. T., & Lou, C.* (2015). Alcohol’s getting a bit more social: When alcohol marketing messages on Facebook motivate young adults to imbibe. Mass Communication & Society. DOI:10.1080/15205436.2014.945651. [“Article of the Year” Award, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, 2016].

  26. Alhabash, S., Chiang, Y.-h., & Huang, K.* (2014). MAM & U&G in Taiwan: Differences in uses and gratifications of Facebook as a function of motivational reactivity. Computers in Human Behavior, 35, 423-430.

  27. Alhabash, S., Hales, K., Baek, J.-h.*, Oh, H.-J.* (2014). Effects of race, visual anonymity, and social category salience on online dating outcomes. Computers in Human Behavior, 35, 22-32.

  28. Alhabash, S., & Wise, K. (2014). Playing their game: Changing evaluations of Palestinians and Israelis through video game play. New Media & Society. doi:10.1177/1461444814525010

  29. Alhabash, S., & McAlister, A. R. (2014). Redefining virality in less broad strokes: predicting viral behavioral intentions from motivations and uses of Facebook and Twitter. New Media & Society. doi:10.1177/1461444814523726

  30. Peng, W., & Alhabash, S. (2013). Guest editors’ introduction to Meaningful Play special issue. Games and Culture, 8(4), 183-185. DOI: 10.1177/1555412013500710.

  31. Wise, K., Alhabash, S., Eckler, P. (2013). “Window” shopping online: Cognitive and emotional processing of general and specific product windows. Journal of Interactive Advertising, 13(2), 88-96. DOI: 10.1080/15252019.2013.826550

  32. Alhabash, S., McAlister, A., Hagerstrom, A.*, Quilliam, E. T., Rifon, N., & Richards, J. (2013). Between “Likes” and “Shares”: Effects of emotional appeal and virality of anti-cyberbullying messages on Facebook. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 16(3). DOI: 10.1089/cyber.2012.0265.

  33. Kononova, A., & Alhabash, S. (2012). When one medium is not enough: Media use and media multitasking among students in Kuwait. Journal of Middle East Media, 8(1), retrieved from:

  34. Alhabash, S., Park, H. J., Kononova, A., Chiang, Y., & Wise, K. (2012). Exploring the Motivations of Facebook Use in Taiwan. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 15(6), 304-311.

  35. Alhabash, S. & Wise, K. (2012). PeaceMaker: Changing American college students’ attitudes toward Palestinians and Israelis through video game play. International Journal of Communication, 6, retrieved from:

  36. Young, R., Alhabash, S., Rodgers, S., Stemmle, J. (2011). Building the health news agenda in local newspapers: Lessons for health-care managers. International Journal of Healthcare Management (Formerly known as Journal of Management & Marketing in Healthcare, 4(3), 148-159. [Lead Article]

  37. Kononova, A., Alhabash, S., & Cropp, F. (2011). The role of media in the process of socialization to American politics among international students. International Communication Gazette, 73(4), 302-321. DOI: 10.1177/1748048511398592

  38. Wise, K., Alhabash, S., & Park, H. (2010). Emotional responses during social information seeking on Facebook. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 13(5), 555-562.

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